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cant

[kant]
(ordnance)
The leaning or tilt of an object; especially, the sidewise tilt of a gun.

Cant

A salient corner; a line or surface angled in relation to another, as in a wall or surface sloped away from the perpendicular.

cant

1. A salient corner.
2. A line or surface angled in relation to another, as a sloped wall.
3. Masonry “on cant” is laid with joints sloping between front and back surfaces; the vertical joints are laid normally.
4. A log partly or wholly squared off.
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The canting knife acts in orthogonal cutting and is responsible for generating the flat surface of the cant.
Again, with respect to the cutting paths of canting and chipping knives, all the knots present in the potential cant surface were necessarily cut by the canting knives.
Grade two cants had 16 percent to 30 percent unsound wood and a 77 percent pallet part yield, and grade three cants had over 30 percent unsound wood and a 47 percent pallet part yield.
The majority of solid wood produced was in the form of 3-inch thick cants, whose proportional volume decreased with increasing log diameter.
Painting the ends of the logs permitted the matching and tracking of lumber, cants, and pallet parts sawn from logs in each sweep scale deduction group.
The 6- and 8-inch two-sided cants were then sent to the Esterer sash gang saw.
Each graded stack of cants was sawn into pallet parts separately.
As cants from each grade were processed separately through the ripsaws, unusable parts were discarded, and the remaining parts were sorted and stacked by size.
The number of cants sampled at each mill and for each species is shown in Table 2.
It is possible that this number could fluctuate if more cants were sampled.
d]) of piles and cants was calculated using the one-dimensional wave equation:
For the octagonal cants, the circumference was measured at each end and the bulk volume was calculated as: